Okay guys. Hello to everybody.
I read the whole thread, took me ages to arrive here. Since English is not my mothertongue, I will try to be as clear as possible.
First of all, thank you Gun and Illfonic to have done such a magnificent and funny game. F13 is so fun and so good. But... I really need to talk about some things.
- Many people overreact when we say "Jason is OP" and only respond "get over it".. I must say that makes me angry. People have the right to express themselves and tell their point of view, this is the basic freedom of speech. And if several people think like that, you may have to consider that yes, it's possibly true. I mean, indeed Jason must be overpowered compared to counselors, but you still have to let the counselors having hope. And with the Rage update, you took back all that hope. Because at a certain point, you punish the counselors that remain in the game just because "they should have already left"... But what if they were chased by Jason ? If they didn't manage to find parts of vehicle or Fuse box ? If some jerk took an esential part and didn't communicate ?
There are many issues in the game, but Jason being powerless, is not one of them. And don't listen those who wants more power to Jason, it's just because they like to play God and have power over other people. That is not the purpose of the game. A game must be challenging, on the both sides. Being Jason must not mean victory.
Listen to this: I played to the game for a year now (that doesn't mean I have more or less right to say my opinion, like some of the people likes to claim it) on both PC and Xbox One, and I never, NEVER saw a "Killing Squad" like you describe. Maybe I was lucky, or maybe I did not play with the same people you encounter, but the fact is. In my hundreds of games, I just saw (not done, saw) Jason's death twice. That leads me to another important point :
- Developers are developers, not players. And you (matt) tend to forget that. The Devs cannot have the objective point of view that a regular player can have. And just by that fact, you should listen to them and not respond (about the rage update) "It's like that and we will never come back on that point". NO. You should listen the player, because you are not of us. Now that you perfectly know the game, maybe you find that Jason is powerless, because you play against 7 others developers. But that's not the reality. When you join a true game, you may encounter a 10-year-old child that doesn't know how to play, plus a Russian that just wanna die because he is not Jason, and a teamer, ect. And you finish all by yourself, with all the weapons and some perks that became useless.
We've got to have hope, to defend from Jason, even if he will kill us at the end anyway, let the players having hope. With your rage update, we cannot even have the hope to strike back and extend our life expectancy.
- I know it's not a kind of a proof, I am a player among others, I do not think I'm the best one, but the fact is : I take the slowest/weakest Jason as possible, I let counselor escape from my grab, I hurt them and then go to another, because when I play Jason, it is too easy. I don't know how people can complain about Jason being bullied. Can you imagine ? It's so easy for me that I voluntary let the counselors live in order to let them play a little and having hope, then slash them to death. Just to have challenge. Otherwise, I would kill everybody in a few minutes. That happens, because I don't play against developers. Nor with a team. Just random people put together. And you, all the ancient in the forum with hundreds messages, forgot about it. This is the reality.
Unfortunately, that's not what happens when I am a counselor. When the rage comes in, it's hopeless. It's not a game anymore, just a chase. And it's not funny. You can't play. It's one step to far.
That is said, I just will tell my humble opinion on several things :
Modify the Rage process. Make it just harder to stun Jason, by 50% less when in rage.
Add an option to report hackers/teamers in game, with a video capture of the suspected teamer being automatically transfered to your services
Accident can occurs, it's more realistic. Put back the counselor kill each others with the shotgun.
Add the abilty to Jason to move corpses. It would be so much fun ! Like in the movies, throwing dead bodies through windows to scare the counselors inside.
Create our own counselor, with an amount of point to put in stats.
Yes, I also sometimes have problem with voice tchat (on Xbox One), have to switch on/off Xbox to fix it
That is a long speech, but I hope I will be heard. Thank you for reading me, have fun and be cool ! 🙂